Michael Jackson‘s children – Prince, 14, Paris, 13, and Blanket, 9 – helped memorialize the King of Pop with a hand and footprint ceremony outside of Hollywood’s Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Los Angeles today (January 26).
“This, right here, is his lifetime achievement award,” Prince proudly stated. “This is what he strived to get, and this is what we are giving him now.”
The Jackson kids made an imprint in the cement using their late father’s famous sequin glove and a pair of his dancing shoes. Each of them added their own handprint as well.
Also in attendance was Michael’s mother, Katherine, brothers Tito and Jackie, as well as Justin Bieber, Chris Tucker, Smokey Robinson and Quincy Jones.
“He meant so much to me,” Bieber stated. “He was more than entertainer; he was an inspiration.”
In response to Bieber’s sentiments, Paris said,
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I know my father would’ve wanted to be a mentor to someone like him, and would be very proud that he came to today’s celebration.”